Biography of Harry P. Thompson
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Thompson, Harry P., was born in Ontario, January 19, 1857, the third of eight children of Edward and Mary (Paine) Thompson, natives of England. They came to America in 1856 with a family of two children, and settled on a farm in Ontario. In 1872 he went to the town of Williamson and bought a farm, where he spent the remainder of his days, dying in March, 1869. Mrs. Thompson still resides on the homestead, at the age of sixty five years. The rest of the family still survive, excepts one daughter, Annie, who died at the age of twenty six years. Subject was reared on a farm and has always followed farming. February 19, 1874, he married Mrs. Clara L. (Bishop) Marsh, widow of Manley Marsh, and daughter of J. M. Bishop of Ontario. Mrs. Marsh had one son, Fay Marsh, who is still at home. He was born February 24, 1872, Mr. and Mrs. Thompson have had one son, Floyd C., born August 25, 1875. In 1889 he purchased the farm he now owns in Ontario, where he is engaged in general farming and fruit growing. He has thirteen acres of apples, eleven acres of raspberries, three acres of strawberries, is putting out eight acres of peaches, and has one and one fourth acres of grapes. In politics he is a Republican, and the family are Baptists in religion.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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